June to August is the time of lotus flowers. Hangzhou’s West Lake is nicely decorately with a sea of lotus flowers. The city also hosts a lotus flower festival featuring activies such as lotus dinner or lotus picking.
The bad news is, the city is unbearably hot from June through September. So be warned that you may have to see lovely flowers in the midst of sweltering hot. And don’t go to the West Lake on weekends when the lake area is swarmed with domestic tourists, especially in groups. You may not know that West Lake is among the top destinations for China’s domestic tourists.